Malaysian Journal of Halal Research

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“Halal” is a word that means “permissible” and while it is commonly associated with food, halal has a far wider embrace, with the potential, in fact, to become a major global business brand. In Asia in particular, business people from countries ranging from Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan to the tiny nation of Brunei are talking up their nation’s aspirations to become a “halal hub.” It is not hard to see why. About a quarter of the world’s population is Muslim. Muslims are required by their faith to eat halal food, bringing the value of the global halal food market close to US$700 billion. This figure increases by the week as halal food producers use social media to extend their marketing to non-Muslims. The halal industry is already worth an estimated US$3 trillion, and includes chemicals, health care, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, leather products and Islamic banking.

The Malaysian Journal of Halal Research Journal (MJHR) provides a detailed overview of the global halal food and beverage market, including up-to-date trade data on the key sub-sectors of the halal marketplace. It assesses the trade potential within the halal food market by giving insights into its size, dynamics and drivers, its regional variations, the complex nature of its integrated value chain and the evolving regulatory frameworks; it discusses the role of trade and investment promotion institutions to develop an international halal industry; it enhances people’s livelihoods and reduces poverty through the development and support of small-scale food-based industries and trading ventures enabling them to connect to global supply chains.

The Malaysian Journal of Halal Research Journal (MJHR) is published biannually by VOLKSON PRESS. The journal is dedicated to the advancement of Halal Science, in the diverse areas of, though not limited to, Food Science and Technology, Medicine, Cosmeceutical Science, Natural Science, and Marketing. The editor invites the submission of research articles, reviews, short communications, book reviews and obituaries (of prominent scientists in the field). To publish quickly in order for the new halal science with its potential for global impact to be rapidly distributed, discussed, and built upon. To promote and exemplify concise, readable prose that will allow halal scientific findings to be understood by a broad range of readers. To publish cross-disciplinary research and collaborations, to encourage innovative approaches to complex scientific problems, and to support open discourse among readers in diverse areas of interest and expertise. To promote and uphold the highest standards in the conduct and communication of halal scientific research.

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Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Department of Nutrition and Food Technology
Faculty of Applied Science & Technology
Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST)
Jessore 7408 Bangladesh

Associate Editors
Dr. Abdul Alim
Senior Scientific Officer
Animal Biotechnology Division
National Institute of Biotechnology
Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Harun-or-Rashid
Senior Scientific Officer
Biotechnology Division
Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Dr. Tahir Zahoor
Professor/Director General (DG)
National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT)
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan

Editorial Board Members
Professor Yong Wang, PhD
Principal Investigator
Key Laboratory of Synthetic Biology
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai 200032, China

Associate Professor Jirarat Anuntagool
Department of Food Technology
Faculty of Science
Chulalongkorn University
Phyathai Road, Patumwan District
Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Professor Dr. Youssef AbdEl-Wahab Youssef Mohamed Attia
Arid Land Agriculture Department
Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Tahir Usman
Assistant Professor
College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Pakistan

Dr. Md. Rausan Zamir
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Department of General Educational Development
Daffodil International University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Kafil Uddin
Senior Scientific Officer
Entomology Division
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
Joydebpur, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Aysha Sameen
Assistant Professor
National Institute of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Food, Nutrition and Home Sciences
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Issa Khan
Associate Professor (Tenured)
National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT)
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Pakistan

Dr. Abid Maan
Department of Food Engineering
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan

Ali Hassan
Lecturer National Institute of Food Science & Technology
Faculty of Food, Nutrition & Home Sciences
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Pakistan

Hafiz Imtiaz Ahmad
Associate Professor & Director of PE
New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi,UAE
NYIT CERT Technology Park Al Maroor Road Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Fu Tong Yu
Associate Professor
Department of Plant Nutrition
China Agricultural University
Beijing, China

Prof. Dr Seyed Hadi RAZAVI
Head of center of excellence for application of modern technologies for producing functional foods and drinks
Laboratory of Biosystem Engineering
Department of Food Science & Engineering
Faculty of Biosystem Engineering
University of Tehran

Professor Dr Reyad Rashid Shaker Obaid
Chair of the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE